Rwandan police has on Sunday said they have deployed drones as a method of raising awareness about COVID-19. In a statement on Sunday, April 12, the Rwanda National Police asked citizens to be prepared to receive awareness messages brought to them by the high technology gadgets.
The police asked the public to listen carefully the message delivered by the drones when they pass their neighborhoods and not to leave their homes to view the drones. The police also forbade the gathering in large groups when drones deliver messages.
“We have added drones to our methods of raising awareness about COVID-19. As drones pass your neighbourhoods, we ask you to listen carefully to the message, don’t leave your home to view the drones. Don’t gather in large groups when drones deliver messages. Stay home, protect your life and that of others. Save lives,” The police warned.
The move was widely applauded by the public in their replies under the tweet, though some comments expressed worries that people would go outside to see the innovation.
As of Sunday evening, Rwanda had reported 120 confirmed COVID-19 cases. A total of 18 patients have recovered.